from Jeff Miller of the OC Register,

Chicago fans, please permit me to be the first to say it: You’re annoying.

Sure, you’re also knowledgeable, passionate and admirably devoted, dying harder than most organized religions.

But you are annoying, particularly in the way you’ll squeeze yourselves into Honda Center during this series and produce enough noise to seemingly split in half the allegiance inside the Ducks’ home.

It’s one thing to try to make your presence felt in an opposing building. It’s quite another to try to make the place your own. Visitors with a raucous, collective voice, you’ll overstay your welcome each game, by only three periods or so, give or take overtime.

I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with making whatever sacrifices are necessary to support your team in-person in an enemy arena.

For that, in fact, you should be applauded, even if rooting for the Blackhawks is obviously the easier option compared to the alternative, by which I mean rooting for the Cubs.

But I am saying that you do annoy, sort of like Red Wings fans, only with worse personal hygiene.

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